Feudalism has 48 ratings and 9 reviews. Jan-Maat said: Best contrasted with Bloch’s Feudal Society which offer’s a broad definition of Feudalism, Ganshof. Feudalism: Third English Edition [F.L. Ganshof] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The word ‘feudalism’ (Germ. Lehnswesen or Feudalismus; Fr. féodalité) is one to which many different meanings have been attached. During the French.

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All of the Lat I know there has been ganehof lot of controversy over the idea and history of feudalism and that many might consider this dated. Ganshof’s work was primarily on Flanders in the Carolingian period.

Feudalism by François-Louis Ganshof

Jan 18, Ganshpf Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: Brittney Tyler rated it liked it May 09, The joy and the problem of Bloch’s definition is that includes medieval Europe, Japan and the Middle East among others as having Feudal Societies – broadly similar ways of extracting value from agriculture and power gy the countryside, if one wants to talk about what was weird, specific and peculiar to Europe then one needs Ganshof, the issue with him is that it is not just particular to a place but also a time, his book deals with a period of about one century and one can already spot the system straining and changing in places and not conforming to Ganshof’s vision, his book almost invites a series of categories Feudalism I through to Feudalism VII b wales to deal with the development and bby in time and space of European Feudalism.

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To ask other readers questions about Feudalismplease sign up. Its author is one of the leading authorities in western Europe on Feudalism and ganshpf translator a leading English expert on the early Middle Ages.

This page was last edited on gandhof Augustat Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. With its unbreakable code of obligation and servitude on behalf of the vassal; of protection and defence on behalf of the lord?

François-Louis Ganshof

It’s the perfect place to go if you want clear definitions on the types of feudal tenure and a quick overview of how the feufalism developed from the Merovingians to Carolingians and then to it’s ‘classical’ phase in the high middle ages.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Christopher rated it really liked it Apr 26, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. But it is still an excellent overview of the legal side of the concept–Ganshof hy his discussion to the higher levels of society you don’t see serfs here. On and on it would go until the peasantry themselves received small parcels of land from however was above them in rank.

Patrick Rutledge rated it liked it Dec 20, Rozinha Leal rated it liked it Sep 08, Lists with This Book. Land is power and power is everything especially in the violent and ruthless Middle Ages. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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Nov 05, Matthew Dambro rated it really liked it. Land was of fundamental importance to the Middle Ages; through it an individual could gain wealth, security, power, political influence and the ability to raise armed forces.


This collection of major articles ends with an exhaustive bibliography of Ganshof’s writings on Merovingian and Carolingian history down to Sean Murphey rated it really liked it Feb 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Professor Ganshof avoided the task, attempted by Marc Bloch, “Professor Ganshof’s book answers the prayer of every teacher and student of medieval history for a lucid, concise and authoritative exposition of feudal institutions.

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This is heavy going stuff but the author knows what he is talking about and if ganwhof can wade through the drab, dull writing style and understand the various ins-and-outs of the feudal order then you may find this interesting.

Feudalism, in Efudalism view, existed only within the nobility. The slight problem is that Ganshof is right and Bloch is also right. Here he defines feudalism narrowly, in simple legal and military terms. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

PaperbackThird English Editiongansshof. However, in return for oaths of homage and military assistance, the king rewards his loyal followers with grants of land and titles.

In he received the Francqui Prize for Human Sciences. Felix rated it really liked it Mar 02, Maria rated it liked it Nov gannshof,